Re: Virgil Donati w/ Tina Arena
I'm one of those who admire Virgil and think he is a great drummer. However, I do share your opinion about the "You're just a jealous hater unable to understand his playing" quote. In some cases it is a true statement, but most of the time it's an ready-made answer that's very annoying to read or hear.
I'd also like to say that I happily accept the fact that others may not like his playing. That's perfectly fine with me and I'd be the first to tell another "Virgil fan" to let people live their own tastes. All that is being asked in return is respect for Virgil as a drummer and a person, just as due to Vinnie or any other great out there no matter one's tastes.